Recovery projects #1: Whitetail Deer

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 08-14-2008 10:51 PM 2003 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since I seem to blog about every other woodworking thing I do, I figure I might as well do so with my “recovery projects.” Hopefully, it will help me see my progress in some concrete way.

So today I spent my limited shop time setting up for a scroll saw project. I had to set up my Dremel tool in it’s drill press jig so I can drill my starter holes, picked out my blades and found a piece of stock.

I’ve chosen a project from “North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw” by Lora S. Irish called “Pine Tree Path” depicting a White Tail Deer. I would prefer to do this project on 1/2” material – but the closest I have is 3/4”. I picked out a piece of walnut that I had left over from a cabinet project. The piece is large enough that I’ll be able to do this deer and another small project.

I’m limited to about 15-20 minutes a day to start so this is as far as I got today. Tomorrow I’ll attach the pattern with spray adhesive and drill my pilot holes.


This is a pretty simple project so it should be a good one to get me a little bit back in the swing. I can’t wait to make a little sawdust!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 08-14-2008 11:47 PM

I can’t wait to see it. Please post when done.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#2 posted 08-15-2008 01:21 AM

can’t wait to see you get into it! thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 08-15-2008 01:25 AM

I bet that felt good—to get this far!
(and it doesn’t look like a simple project to me!!! ) :)
looking forward to hearing about your progress.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-15-2008 03:10 AM

I hope you keep the blog going on this one. It will be great to watch this unfold. I love watching the projects from start to finish some day I may try to do a blog on one of my projects but then I was going to do a review of my dust collector also and have not found the time for that either. Maybe soon

-- F.Little

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#5 posted 08-15-2008 04:20 AM

Thanks all.

MsDebbie——I picked a pattern that was mostly “outside” cutting and less inside stuff to ease me into it again.

Woodnut—- I plan to keep the blog going simply as a way to keep me going. Nothing like a little accountability via the WWW.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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